PERS-Related Legislation

PERS tracks related legislation on this page during each session of the Mississippi Legislature. You may also use the tool at the right to view PERS-related legislation from past years.

Mississippi State Legislature

How a Bill Becomes a Law

PERS law can be found in Miss. Code Ann. § 25-11 (1972, as amended)​

Legislation Archive

This is an archive of recent PERS Legislative Summaries. Use the following drop-box menu to locate and view a PDF summary of PERS-related legislation for the selected year. The PDF summary will open in a new browser tab.


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Pending - 2020 Legislative Session ​


HB 1091​ - Lamar

Mississippi Educational Talent Recruitment Act; create.

Referred to House Ways and Means, 2/17

Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub, 2/27

Read the Third Time, 3/11

Committee Substitute Adopted, 3/12

Amended, 3/12

Passed As Amended, 3/12

Dead - 2020 Legislative Session

HB 82 - Banks​

Retirement, county board attorneys and city attorneys shall be members of PERS regardless of hours/week worked.

Referred to House Appropriations, 1/24

Died in Committee, 3/3


HB 169 - Clark​

PERS; allow retirees to teach in critical needs areas and work full time and receive full salary for three years.

Referred to House Appropriations, 1/24 

Died in Committee, 3/3


HB 396​ - Young

Public employees; exempt from bad check fees caused by error in direct deposit made by their employer or retirement system.

(H) Referred to Banking and Financial Services, 1/31 

Died in Committee, 3/3


HB 584​ - Boyd

PERS; no retiree shall receive allowance from while under contract with state agency as a consultant or advisor.

(H) Referred to Appropriations, 2/5 

Died in Committee, 3/3


HB 601 - Banks

Legislature; allowed retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.

(H) Referred to Appropriations, 2/5 

Died in Committee, 3/3


HB 602​ - Evans (91st)

Legislature; allowed retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.

(H) Referred to Appropriations, 2/5 

Died in Committee, 3/3


HB 603​ - Andrews

Retirement; allow PERS retirees to serve in Legislature in same manner as for elected county or municipal offices.

(H) Referred to Appropriations, 2/5 

Died in Committee, 3/3


HB 604​ - Andrews​

Legislature; members may waive all or any portion of compensation and office expense allowance.

(H) Referred to Appropriations, 2/5 ​

Died in Committee, 3/3


HB 776 - Banks​

Legislature; allow PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving as a meber of.

(H) Referred to Appropriations, 2/11 ​

Died in Committee, 3/3


HB 997 - Haney​

Retirement; persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP, and MHSPRS.

(H) Referred to Appropriations, 2/14 ​

Died in Committee,​ 3/3



SB 2115 - Hill​

Cap external investment management fees and require annual reporting.

Referred to Senate Finance, 1/20 

Died in Committee, 3/3


SB 2326 - Jackson (11th)

PERS; reduce vesting period for retirement benefits from eight to four years.

(S) Referred to Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency; Finance, 2/7 

Died in Committee, 3/3


SB 2344 - Norwood​

Legislature; allow PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving as a member of.

(S) Referred to Finance; Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency, 2/13 

Died in Committee, 3/3


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